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Todd Gitlin : The Wonderful World of Informers and ‘Agents Provocateurs’

  Old school spying. Image from Outside the Beltway. Close encounters of the lower-tech kind: The wonderful American world of informers and agents provocateurs Here is a preliminary attempt to sort out some patterns behind what could be the next … finish reading Todd Gitlin : The Wonderful World of Informers and ‘Agents Provocateurs’

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Jack A. Smith : Big Brother’s Getting Bigger

Another sign of the times. Image from City Limits.Our civil liberties under attack:Big Brother’s getting even bigger Abuses of civil liberties are taking place with increasing frequency, but the public outcry has mainly been muted, an enticement for the authorities … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Big Brother’s Getting Bigger

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ACLU on Campaign Finance : Standing With the Corporate Hacks

Et tu, ACLU?It’s not the same as defending the Klan This decision has transformed the ACLU into a conservative political organization, working to arm the ultimate enemies of democracy with unlimited monetary and political power. By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey … finish reading ACLU on Campaign Finance : Standing With the Corporate Hacks

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Lily Keber : Putting Families in Jail in America

Putting children in jail:T. Don Hutto and family detention in America As hope for change in Obama immigration policy dwindles, activists speculate on the fate of family detention. By Lily Keber / The Rag Blog / November 20, 2009 See … finish reading Lily Keber : Putting Families in Jail in America

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Afghanistan’s Bagram Prison : ‘Worse than Gitmo’

Detainees being held at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan cannot use US courts to challenge their detention, the US says. Photo by Musadeq Sadeq / AP.‘Worse than Gitmo’:ACLU Asks for Documents on Bagram Prison, Where the US Still Holds 600 … finish reading Afghanistan’s Bagram Prison : ‘Worse than Gitmo’

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Spy Vs. Spy : Cops Attacked by, uh, Cops During DNC Protests

Officers of the law at DNC protest in Denver, Aug. 22, 2008: Don’t spray me, bro’. I’M A COP!!ACLU: Pepper spray used on undercover cops in Denver may have heatened up scene.By Felisa Cardona / November 6, 2008 See videos … finish reading Spy Vs. Spy : Cops Attacked by, uh, Cops During DNC Protests

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Kahlah al-Marri : Supremes May Hear Major Detention Case

The Supreme court may hear the case of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri who has been detained in a brig in South Carolina for five years. Photo from www.psaonline.‘The Supreme Court is now being asked to consider the legality of Marri’s … finish reading Kahlah al-Marri : Supremes May Hear Major Detention Case

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‘Burn Baby Burn’ : Fight Censorship During ‘Banned Books Week’

September 27 – October 4, 2008. . .Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read! See ‘Burn, Baby, Burn: On “Fahrenheit 451” and why good democracy should make you feel bad’ by Josh Rosenblatt, Below. Banned Books Week is the … finish reading ‘Burn Baby Burn’ : Fight Censorship During ‘Banned Books Week’

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Death Row and ‘The Rat Trap’

Levon Jones was freed from North Carolina’s death row in May after a paid informant recanted her testimony.Death row exonerations expose failings of the ‘snitch system’By Christopher Moraff Since 1973, 129 innocent people were released from death row — more … finish reading Death Row and ‘The Rat Trap’

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Exposing Bush’s Historic Abuse of Power : Tip of Iceberg?

Revelations about Bush could rival Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal.New evidence of post-9/11 spying on Americans.Obtained documents point to a potential investigation of the White House that could rival Watergate.By Tim Shorrock / July 23, 2008 The last several … finish reading Exposing Bush’s Historic Abuse of Power : Tip of Iceberg?

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ACLU : ‘Mukasey calls on Congress to subvert Constitution’

Atty. Gen. John Mukasey. Photo by Noah Berger / AP.Under Attorney General’s plan detainees could be held indefinitelyBy Stephen C. Webster / July 21, 2008 Attorney General Michael Mukasey prompted Congress Monday morning, during a speech to the conservative American … finish reading ACLU : ‘Mukasey calls on Congress to subvert Constitution’

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There’s A Man Going ‘Round Taking Names

ACLU: Million on terrorist watch listby Michael Grabell / July 14, 2008 There won’t be any balloons dropping from the ceiling to mark this milestone. And if there are any bells and whistles, it will only be from the metal … finish reading There’s A Man Going ‘Round Taking Names

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